Firestone Walker - Velvet Merkin

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by imfrommichigan, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. m34josh

    m34josh Oct 19, 2009 California
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    How far are you willing to drive? I know a place about an hour away
     
  2. atomic

    atomic Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    I hear parabola collects dust by the case in Seattle, maybe worth making a trade.
     
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  3. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Aug 30, 2012 California

    I never even saw it sitting on the shelves in the East Bay. Had to ask for it as it was behind most counters and gone within a week.
     
  4. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Mar 10, 2013 California
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    It's on some shelves in SoCal already. Personally saw the last bottle at a Vendome here (they said they got it in last night) and another BA stated on a local thread they saw it at a local BevMo. There's also one on my beer shelf in the basement. ;)
     
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  5. CaptainQ

    CaptainQ Feb 17, 2013 Washington

    Sure does. How many cases do you want and what do you have to have to trade?
     
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  6. Japsican23

    Japsican23 Aug 7, 2013 California
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    According to my friend, it was already released around the LA area. Still waiting in the Bay Area for it!
     
  7. hops206

    hops206 Jul 3, 2013 California

    I sold it in to several stores yesterday. Game on...
     
  8. HeavySpeedway

    HeavySpeedway Jul 8, 2013 California


    Any in San Diego?
     
  9. Zorro

    Zorro Dec 25, 2003 California

    It has been released bought it today.

    Got two bottles cost $16.95 a bottle.
     
  10. sil1

    sil1 May 19, 2012 California
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    What part of SoCal ?
     
  11. Zorro

    Zorro Dec 25, 2003 California

    Santa Barbara County.
     
  12. LumpkinBrews

    LumpkinBrews Aug 30, 2013 California
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    Anyone spot Merkin in WA??
     
  13. jpaulsen

    jpaulsen Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Any sightings in Orange County, CA?
     
  14. hops206

    hops206 Jul 3, 2013 California

    ventura county
     
  15. atomic

    atomic Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    I appreciate the offer, but I got 2 bottles in my cellar, thats plenty for me. Velvet Merkin on the other hand...
     
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  16. yuichituba

    yuichituba Dec 1, 2005 Japan


    Molly Stone in the Castro District may still have it.
     
  17. DanH83

    DanH83 Feb 14, 2013 New York
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    .....in New York?
     
  18. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Any Velvet Merkin sightings in New Jersey? A beer manager at my local store told me that he spoke to a Bud delivery guy and said that Velvet Merkin isn't going to make it to NJ. Can anyone (hopefully) prove me wrong or confirm this? Hopefully this isn't true.
     
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  19. myron317

    myron317 Oct 28, 2012 New Jersey

    Haven't seen any yet and I"ve been looking. I recall in a post on their facebook (as well as a rep on here) that it was coming to Jersey. It was some time ago so maybe things have changed. If I find it again, I'll post it here. Theres also a thread in the Mid-Atlantic forum on NJ tracking :p
     
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  20. DanH83

    DanH83 Feb 14, 2013 New York
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    No disrespect to the driver, but that's what he is, the delivery driver. He shows up, they load his truck and he drops it off. I think I'd take the words of a sales rep or Distro. office worker over the driver.
     
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  21. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Would you mind replying to my previous post so that I get notified whenever it does come in?
     
  22. JimGraz

    JimGraz Aug 29, 2012 New Jersey
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    I spoke to a beer manager at Wegmans who said that he was assured they would be getting some. When is the open question. For some reason FW boxed releases tend to lag in NJ. At least in souther NJ. The Double DBA is finally supposed to some out this week.
     
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  23. trentbrown89

    trentbrown89 Feb 13, 2013 California
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    Anyone know where/ when I can find bottles in San Diego. Much appreciated!!!
     
  24. ChanChan

    ChanChan Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Imagine how many people will get gypped when they ask for this on draft...o_O
     
  25. HeavySpeedway

    HeavySpeedway Jul 8, 2013 California


    It's not here yet.
     
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  26. regularjohn

    regularjohn Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey


    velvet is getting the same distro as parabola in jersey, just gotta ask people at your local bottle shops when they're expecting it and you should be able to get one. cheers !
     
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  27. trentbrown89

    trentbrown89 Feb 13, 2013 California
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    Thanks! You know of any bottle shops that are for sure getting it in?
     
  28. HeavySpeedway

    HeavySpeedway Jul 8, 2013 California


    Del Mesa Liquor, and they'll crank the price to $30 / bottle.

    Seriously, I figure that most of the Bevmos will get an allocation. Best Damn Beer Shop probably will have it. Bottlecraft, perhaps, but you'll have to stumble upon it.
     
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  29. trentbrown89

    trentbrown89 Feb 13, 2013 California
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    Cheers man, Thanks!!
     
  30. Atreyufan31

    Atreyufan31 Jul 28, 2011 California
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    Liquor Depot in Temecula has 2 left... I just got 2 @ 16.99 each
     
  31. RyPA24

    RyPA24 Jul 12, 2013 California

    It's most definitely here... picked up 2 bottles today @ 15.99 each.
     
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  32. HeavySpeedway

    HeavySpeedway Jul 8, 2013 California


    And where might have that been?
     
  33. pugartheterrible

    pugartheterrible May 13, 2010 California
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    San Jose "had" some bottles today
     
  34. JesseLara

    JesseLara Nov 4, 2012 California
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    word is BevMo will be getting 6 cases each. No idea if true or not, but it's definitely starting to hit shelves and taps locally for us in San Jose. Market Beer has bottles and a keg they'll be tapping soon.
     
  35. e34john

    e34john Jul 22, 2013 California
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    Man, just drove by 2 Bevmos. Wanted to stop and look. Now I will have to make my rounds tomorrow. Merkin or not, I am coming home with beers
     
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  36. sukhoi584th

    sukhoi584th Jun 20, 2010 California

    Whole Foods in Davis had a couple yesterday at $14.99. I bought one with their new 10% college discount. :D
     
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  37. Charliechu

    Charliechu Jul 1, 2013 California
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    For those of you guys living in silicon valley. Bevmo on Winchester got 3 cases. I bought two this morning. Words are most of the Bevmo in the areas will be getting more soon, this ones just happen to get it early. $14.99 .

    Anyone know where they will be tapping this bad boys?
     
  38. pugartheterrible

    pugartheterrible May 13, 2010 California
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    You mean the one on Stevens Creek near Winchester? Market Beer and Good Karma got kegs that I know of.
     
  39. Charliechu

    Charliechu Jul 1, 2013 California
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    yup that place. across from santana row. When I was there around 4:30 they still havent upload it yet and at that point there were 3 cases. Dont know about now though. Where else in Sj do/did they have the merkin?

    Do you know when good Karma is tapping their keg? I dont know if Ryan is trying to cellar that or not.
     
  40. pugartheterrible

    pugartheterrible May 13, 2010 California
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    Santa Clara Liquor got a case and I have no clue when Good Karma will be tapping it.
     
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